Trying to debug the situation. Getting close, but will need a little help!!

Here is the error:

Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in /home/website/public_html/wp-content/themes/Alexia/lib/functions/common.php on line 97

And my code from the error:

// no cache files - let's finally resize it
        $new_img_path = image_resize( $file_path, $width, $height, $crop );
line 97-->      $new_img_size = getimagesize( $new_img_path );
        $new_img = str_replace( basename( $image_src[0] ), basename( $new_img_path ), $image_src[0] );
        // resized output
        $vt_image = array (
            'url' => $new_img,
            'width' => $new_img_size[0],
            'height' => $new_img_size[1]

        return $vt_image;

    // default output - without resizing

Thanks in advance NINJAS!!

  • The function image_resize has been deprecated in favor of WP_Image_Editor
    – birgire
    Aug 7, 2013 at 14:18
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    ps: image_resize returns WP_Error on failure so you are most likely trying to feed getimagesize() with the WP_Error object instead of a string input value as expected. Do some error checks before using it.
    – birgire
    Aug 7, 2013 at 14:23
  • @birgire please post answers as answers, rather than as comments. Aug 7, 2013 at 16:06
  • @ChipBennett, thanks : my comment didn't start out as an answer but after few thoughts and edits, it became a "comment-answer", and 1 minute later, very similar answer was posted ;-)
    – birgire
    Aug 7, 2013 at 16:25

1 Answer 1


image_resize (deprecated) is returning an error object so really, the problem is here: $new_img_path = image_resize( $file_path, $width, $height, $crop ); Something is wrong with that line and you are not checking whether the return value is an error object or a string before trying to use the return value as a string.

You did not post any code that might help me work out what is wrong with $new_img_path = image_resize( $file_path, $width, $height, $crop ); but at the very least you should do:

$new_img_path = image_resize( $file_path, $width, $height, $crop );
if( !is_wp_error()) {
    $new_img_size = getimagesize( $new_img_path );
    // ...

Converting to use WP_Image_Editor would be wiser though.

  • ok, so I can convert it using wp_image_editor ?
    – eberswine
    Aug 7, 2013 at 16:04
  • Yess, you can and should convert to WP_Image_Editor Deprecated functions will eventually go away.
    – s_ha_dum
    Aug 7, 2013 at 16:25
  • Any chance someone could help converting ?
    – eberswine
    Aug 7, 2013 at 16:32
  • I can probably work it out later
    – s_ha_dum
    Aug 7, 2013 at 18:50

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